And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Once, in the theological seminary, Dr. Robinson burst out before the class and said, "Gentlemen, drive these four stakes down — sin is a tremendous evil; God is not the author of sin; God is not impotent before sin, but will control it; God gives to every man a power sufficient for his salvation." That is a good stake to drive down in this strange world — "God is not impotent before evil, but wilt control it!" Out of the clouds and darkness shall shine forth the righteous. ness and judgment which are the habitation of God's throne. He shall cause the wrath of man to praise Him; the remainder He shall restrain. Satan himself shall surely be seen to be but the hewer of wood and the drawer of water for the sublime temple of the Divine purpose. God shall bruise Satan. How evidently this shines forth in the cross and death of our Lord and Saviour! Satan's apparent triumph there was his worst defeat.
(W. Hoyt, D. D.).
Parallel VersesKJV: And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.